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Anglo‐American Post‐modernity and the End of Theology— Science Dialogue?

Nancey Murphy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

April 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion and Science; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity. 7879 words.

This article describes emerging patterns in Anglo-American philosophy that represent radical breaks from the thought patterns of Enlightened modernity, and spells out consequences of these...

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Christian Spirituality and Social Transformation

Philip Sheldrake.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 12696 words.

The word “spirituality” has become increasingly common. What does it mean? It is not limited to spiritual practices, such as meditation, but suggests the pursuit of a life shaped by a sense...

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Christianity and Science

John Polkinghorne.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

April 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion and Science; Christianity. 7019 words.

Christian theology has always resisted a Manichaean opposition between God and the world, believing that the universe is God's creation. All forms of rational inquiry into aspects of...

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Cosmology and Eschatology

Robert John Russell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Religion and Science. 8209 words.

In traditional Christianity, eschatology was treated quite literally, limited to the topic of last things (general resurrection, last judgment, heaven and hell, the end of the world, etc.)...

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Cosmology and Eschatology

Robert John Russell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Religion and Science. 8209 words.

In traditional Christianity, eschatology was treated quite literally, limited to the topic of last things (general resurrection, last judgment, heaven and hell, the end of the world, etc.)...

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Divine Action and Evolution

Robin Collins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religion and Science; Christianity; Religious Studies. 10140 words.

This article addresses the question of what God's ultimate purposes might be for creating the world, focusing particularly on what His purpose might have been in creating the world via a...

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The Gift in Martin Luther’s Theology

Bo Kristian Holm.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Science. 8848 words.

In analyzing the role of gift and giving in Martin Luther’s theology, one almost inevitably has to deal with the contrast between Marcel Mauss’s description of archaic gift economy, where...

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God and Chance: Christian Perspectives

David J. Bartholomew.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion and Science. 6539 words.

In many quarters God and chance are still seen as mutually exclusive alternatives. It is common to hear that ascribing anything to “chance” rules out God’s action.

Recent...

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Luther’s Eschatology

Jane E. Strohl.

in The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

April 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Philosophy of Religion; Religion and Science. 4993 words.

Luther’s theology, permeated by eschatological struggle, asserted that the Last Day was near, as Satan battled God through his agents, the papal Antichrist and other opponents of his Word,...

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Magic and the Occult in Martin Luther’s World

Kathryn A. Edwards.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 15322 words.

In the 15th- and early-16th-century German-speaking lands, reports circulated of spirits shaking the walls of houses, comets presaging imminent doom, and dwarves warning miners to leave...

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